Chicken sold at Sam’s Club stores recalled because of contamination fears

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 7:36 PM

Approximately 100,000 pounds of chicken products sold in Sam’s Club stores nationwide are being recalled because  of contamination. 

The Tony Downs Food Company, Inc., in Minnesota is recalling at least 96,384 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday afternoon. 

The thermally processed, commercially sterile canned chunk chicken breast items were produced Nov. 28 and Nov. 29, 2017. 

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The following products are subject to recall: 

 * 12.5-ounce cans in a case containing 6 pack of "Member's Mark Premium Natural Chunk Chicken Breast in Water" with lot code 17333, case code 9816 and a use-by date of Nov. 29, 2020. 

 * 50-ounce cans in a case containing 6 cans of "Member's Mark Food Service Premium Natural Chunk Chicken Breast in Water" with lot code 17332, case code 9817 and a use-by date of Nov. 28, 2019. 

These products bear establishment number "P-65" inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The problem was discovered March 27 after the firm received two consumer complaints regarding extraneous material contamination. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions because of consumption of these products. 

Consumers who have purchased these products and are concerned about injury or illness should contact their health providers. 

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and to return them to the place of purchase. 

If you have questions about the recall, you can call 507-642-3203, ext. 1302. 

The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-674-6854 is available in English and Spanish and can be reached 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern) Monday through Friday. 

Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed at www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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